A Christmas Story, The Musical

4 star rating

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Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, we follow young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the Christmas gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.
A Christmas Story, The Musical at Waterloo East Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Waterloo East Theatre
Started: Wednesday 28 November 2018
Closed: Saturday 22 December 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: No age restriction

Background


From the songwriting team behind the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning films La La Land and The Greatest Showman, - A Christmas Story, The Musical brings the classic perennial 1983 holiday movie to hilarious life on stage!


A Christmas Story, The Musical successful 2013 Broadway run garnered three Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Joseph Robinette) and Best Original Score (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul), along with six Drama Desk nominations, and two Outer Critics Circle nominations.


Benj Pasek & Justin Paul are Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters best known for their work on Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman.


Their songs “City of Stars” and “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land (with collaborator Justin Hurwitz) were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and “City of Stars” garnered both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.


Pasek & Paul most recently won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman, which was also nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Original Song.


Synopsis


A Christmas Story, The Musical with book by Joseph Robinette and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on US television every Christmas.


Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, we follow young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the Christmas gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.


Rebuffed at every turn, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun.


With a delightful versatile score ranging from gentle ballads to show-stopping numbers A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't. - A Christmas musical for all the family.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 28 November 2018

Press night:Friday 30 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 22 December 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
16 Adults / £11 Under 16

Standard:
£23

Concessions:

£20 (Cons)


£13 (Under 16)


£55 (Family Ticket)


Cast


Jean Shepherd (Narrator) - Garry Freer

Mother - Lucyelle Cliffe

Old Man - Simon Willmont

Miss Shields - Jenny Gayner

Ralphie - Felix Hepburn/ Rufus Kampa

Randy - Ethan Manwaring/ Harry Irving

Schwartz - Ethan Quinn/ Flynn Timberlake

Flick - Daniel Osei/ Evan Huntley-Robertson

Esther Jane - Alice Bonney/ Sofia - Elena Tait

Mary Beth - Amelia Ioannou/ Chloe Weir

Scut Farkus - Bradley Riches

Grover Dill - Alfie Turnbull/ Edward Flynn Haddon

Mrs Schwartz/ Dance Captain - Katy Stephens


Creatives


Author: Joseph Robinette
Composer: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Lyricist: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Director: Gerald Armin
Set designer: Oliver Harman
Costume designer: Becky Livermore
Musical direction: Inga Davis-Rutter
Choreography: Rhainne Butts
Lighting: Laruen Flynn
Production: Waterloo East Theatre

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